Invitation By Rumour

by L.J. David

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1.
Step Aside 04:54
Step Aside --------------- Put away your misery Beginnings of my agency Of real time acclamation This is what you’ve waited for I’ll be your ambassador For lifetime legislation Traces of your favorite fling But this won’t be just anything This is where it starts and ends Your evil twin, your newfound trend Step aside in here I will preside You will be more than satisfied For the healings I’m sending your way Sounds you’ve never heard before Something we just can’t ignore Delayed abbreviations Back in time to where it started Long before your guide departed Refined affiliations Climb aboard my secret wing You will see most everything Don’t be afraid, I won’t offend At least that won’t be what I intend Step aside in here I will preside You will be more than satisfied For the healings (feelings) I’m sending your way When we are through this lifelong dream From soft to silence to the extreme Of aerial conversation You’ll never know who came or went Belligerent presentiment Inside intimidation This is what you think it is I must say this’ll be on the quiz Something’s here you can’t deny It’s always easier to just comply, so Step aside in here I will preside You will be more than satisfied For the healings Tell the others to step aside Cause in here I will preside
2.
Heart of Steel ------------------- In another case of “you’re mistaken” Seems to me that there can be no end to misery Oh, that’s what I say Do you really need to hear the story Cause you never listen anyway or so it seems Say what, say what you want You do not know, you do not see What would you do to make friends of your enemies once and for all? That would be fine with me What do you think you like? What do you think you know? Is it all for real? Why can’t you be polite? You do not dare, you don’t conceal You’ve got a heart of steel This is all a simple plan you say now You can do it my way later or that’s What you preach, oh keep on preachin’ now It might take another massive blow to Egos that you really should be over Watch yourself now dear friend Think what, think what you want You do not know, you do not realize This is the time and the place and the space For the end to come You must go on, go on now Why don’t you? What do you think you like? What do you think you know? Is it all for real? Why can’t you be polite? You do not dare You don’t conceal You’ve got a heart of steel When will you treat me right? Why should I even care? Cause it’s not for real Why can’t you be polite? You do not dare, you don’t conceal You’ve got a heart of steel
3.
One Foot in Front of the Other ----------------------------------------- Sorting out all the ways we stray In our paradigm Living weeks like a stowaway Your lethargic crime Avoid the grindstone Cause you never had the backbone Idleness more suitable My sentence is commutable Improve your disposition Avoiding flaws and routing opposition Make it good, understood Found a way if only you could put One foot in front of the other That don’t make me different my brother It’s so plain, we can’t explain Moving forward will sustain Put one foot in front of the other That won’t make you different my brother But get things done, one by one You’re occupied Keeping busy with an enterprise Evade complication Making plans might jeopardize World domination Sightseeing passage While never taking any baggage Sidestep procrastination Think of it part of graduation Precocious future Doesn’t guarantee you’re not a loser Exercise, specialize All you need to memorize is putting One foot in front of the other That don’t make it different my brother It’s so plain, we can’t explain Moving forward will sustain Put one foot in front of the other That won’t make you different my brother But get things done, one by one You’re occupied You put one foot in front of the other That don’t make me different my brother One foot in front of the other That don’t make me different
4.
Waiting 04:43
Waiting ----------- Once in a dream I could see all my life And it felt like my world was all right A soul in the front row held his hand up high And he told me to write down these words I saw inside of my head Oh the sounds almost come back to me Why does the pain keep on top of my will To say you’re the same as me? What have I been waiting for? Won’t you tell me why I left my life to chance this time? What have I been waiting for To find the strength to live my life the way you want? You have a plan but you say I can’t know Of the one thing you had picked for me Somehow it seems so familiar when there But awake I just discard my dream I must discover the gift you arranged But I can’t see it now Dark times have come and the light seems so far now Power seems so close that way What have I been waiting for? Won’t you tell me why I left my life to chance this time? What have I been waiting for to find the strength to live my life the way you want? There was a time I confused what you meant But I found it all again in my dreams Did I imagine it all now? Falling and praying and willing it too Repeating tones that I’m certain are wrong But the spirit of it is as true The colour’s familiar or so you might say But the red could be easily blue You’re so concerned with the will to resist The evil within You must remember that I have free will To change back to your side again What have I been waiting for? Won’t you tell me why I left my life to chance this time? What have I been waiting for? To find the strength to live my life The way you want me to (live)
5.
Moment in the Shade ------------------------------ It’s likely that you could be greater Pursuits worthy of a master creator Elevating expertise in haste Consider this as conceivable training Not exactly as if you were campaigning Miscalculating trials as a waste Filing your scene in Life’s movie machine Correcting missteps constantly Maybe you’re on the verge of being known But maybe you wouldn’t have to do it alone And maybe you’re almost ready to be made Cause maybe this was your moment in the shade Later finding all the unambiguous reasons Showing you’d think by now You would be possibly seasoned We can be daunted, might feel unwanted for the Numerous noes, the uncounted blows and Friendly foes Having designs on not being behind or that’s What you might visualize Maybe you’re on the verge of being known But maybe you wouldn’t have to do it alone And maybe you’re almost ready to be made Cause maybe this was your moment in the shade Contemplate dealings of numberless reasons For enduring challenging miles We fooled around with approximate meanings Erratically moving but legally leaning Maybe we’re on the verge of being known And maybe we didn’t have to do it alone And maybe we’re almost ready to be made Cause maybe this was our moment in the shade
6.
Promisemaker Pete ---------------------------- He’ll sell you a dream for free But falling asleep will cost you a fee You’re gonna be a star Or he will say you’re not too far So sign the deal to make it real It’s gonna be too late too soon Just do what I say, my protege It’s almost guaranteed There’s trophies on the wall But the writing’s kind of small Cause the names tell a story Of someone else’s glory Promisemaker Pete He’ll send you down the street When the next one comes along It don’t matter if it’s right or wrong As long as his cut is sweet That’s Promisemaker Pete He’ll drop the names to make his claims And tell you tales that promise fame Connections that he’s made are Good as gold so long as he’s paid It’s subscription-based success or So he’ll constantly profess It’s almost simply automatic Reviews are practically ecstatic The photos on his page are posted With hopes you’ll think he’s backstage He keeps books he’s never read but Reads the cheat note versions instead That’s Promisemaker Pete He’ll send you down the street When the next one comes along It don’t matter if it’s right or wrong As long as his cut is sweet That’s Promisemaker Pete I don’t know why he has to lie To get his way To him it’s all a line on his Misleading resume Don’t sell your soul for an Overblown goal, that’s right He’ll make the case fees are Commonplace, that’s right Promisemaker Pete He’ll sell you down the street That’s right Oh Promisemaker Pete He will send you down the street That’s right Promisemaker Pete Oh he will sell you down the street That’s right Promisemaker Pete He’s just lookin’ for a cut that’s sweet That’s right Promisemaker Pete He will send you down the street That’s right
7.
D.O.A. Weekend ----------------------- That demon seems to find you One item on the menu, this time Sold all your stories for just One more destructive mistrust, this time What did you mean when you said you were clean tonight? Dead or alive on a Saturday night My head’s on wrong All week you’ll try to make some of it right But by Sunday your pride’s all gone Ten thousand days end sideways Hiking down the same old highway, this time You have to make it stronger But it doesn’t last any longer, this time How would you feel if you stopped the machine outright? Dead or alive on a Saturday night My head’s on wrong All week you’ll try to make some of it right But by Sunday your pride’s all gone Up in the air you’ll fly Crashing to Earth as you scrape by It’s all so wrong you know but It’s how you feel inside You’ll break the cycle when you’re Wanting but sadly too poor, this time No answer’s ever coming Like one chord ever strumming, this time Don’t let it be one more Unnoticed tragedy this time or we will be Dead or alive on a Saturday night My head’s on wrong All week you’ll try to make some of it right But by Sunday your pride’s all gone Gone
8.
Full Circle 04:31
Full Circle --------------- Life goes too quickly This wasn’t how we thought it could be Ten times we’re sidetracked Feeling the impact Of all the wrong dreams Now we know the answers But still don’t know the questions Of what it all means I’m back where it began but everybody’s gone I’ve come full circle I didn’t know it then but I can try again I’ve come full circle Show me what’s certain or possibly hurting To find your own way It’s all too easy to say this and do that Or easily stray Lies I’ve never paid for and Truths I’ve never told I must be getting old I’m back where it began but everybody’s gone I’ve come full circle I didn’t know it then but I can try again I’ve come full circle What are we thinking ‘bout the days we put all the doubt aside once and for all? Too many memories in Infinite categories Wasting our minds Give up your troubles You’re really not subtle Signs should steer you wiser friend Hoping to sell me a story of change And regret and desire from my unfit advisor All the hurt you’ve spoken Is why your life is broken Can’t you see that now? I’m back where it began but everybody’s gone I’ve come full circle I didn’t know it then but I can try again I’ve come full circle I’ve come full (circle)
9.
Five to Nine 04:33
Five to Nine ----------------- You just can’t wait or you’ll be late It’s the sixth time this week Going through days inventing ways To get out of that place You can’t find any means to climb right out of There this time Trusting your friends, following trends That’s about all you’ll get Hating the boss, you’re at a loss for all the Sad time you spend There must be some means to get right out of There maybe this time But life’s not where you spend your days Cause who we are from five to nine Is what we leave behind for everyone For everyone The magic is in mind and In it you find design for everyone For everyone Contemplate lies It would be wise to tell the truth this time Having your back means stabbing attacks Call it an office crime It doesn’t matter if you get away tonight Cause you know it’s fine Cause life’s not making a raise For who we are from five to nine Is what we leave behind for everyone For everyone The magic is in mind and In it you find design for everyone For everyone When you take your last breath You’ll never wish you spent more time Making ends meet Who we are from five to nine Is what we leave behind for everyone For everyone The magic is in mind and In it you find the time for everyone For everyone, (that’s) who we are...
10.
Sweet Liberty ------------------- Talking inspiration Get it out of my head It’s a real hope I have that You’re here instead Making life or liberty Something strange gotta hold of me Trouble makes its presence felt It’s more of the same I said “what he said” is my middle name Play the game Today is the end Tomorrow’s just the same You’ll never know the treasure of the Great incline if you’re busy making friends With the undivine Sweet Liberty You’ll never be the same If you sell your name Making enemies Get a friend Go insane Never forget you were here again As the meaning’s so plain All of our prayers and All your campaigns The secret of the cycle is an open flame Til you try with all you’ve got to put aside Your shame Sweet Liberty You’ll never be the same If you sell your name Take all your troubles and lock them away Bury the quarrels and underpay those Crooked takers of your fate who Magnified the rate You must reset it’s overdue for Today is the end Tomorrow’s just the same You’ll never know the treasure of the Great incline while you’re Busy making friends with the undivine Sweet Liberty You’ll never be the same If you sell your name
11.
Felt Like Flying (Use it All) ------------------------------------- I would do anything To make the day start over Time won’t heal my broken wings Today I saw the real in the role In a place or dream that Only those who really know me know My feet left the ground And it felt like I was flying It felt like I was flying And we used it all to soften the fall Away, away, away from here We’ll draw the humour Climbing inside to know that Anything goes outright Invited by rumour They don’t tell anyone but let us know we’re welcome with spite Friendly delusions, sane or confusion Limit your heartaches in sight Oh tell me where did I go wrong when It felt like I was flying It felt like I was flying And we used it all to scatter or crawl Away, away, away from here Where do the days go Sorting through overflow Overrun but wisened, losing the horizon Searching for sky And I will use it all now Let’s use it all now We can use it all now We will use it all now

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If Ozzy Osbourne and Foo Fighters dropped and shattered their CDs only to have them glued back together by John Mayer and the members of Van Halen, this might be the resulting music (if the repaired discs wouldn't skip, that is).

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released February 27, 2015

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